Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Sep 25, 2015
A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.


March 13, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the financial sustainability of their institutions, the Obama administration's rating system, sexual assault, race and their role in the tenure process, among other topics.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On April 14, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik will analyze the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. Register to attend the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Jenzabar and Pearson.


"Data, Analytics and Student Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles.

The booklet features articles about trends, debates and strategies of a range of institutions.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

The booklet's publication was made possible in part by the advertising support of Blackboard.


November 15, 2012

Major data release from the National Student Clearinghouse gives the fullest, most reliable view of college graduation rates so far, and the numbers aren't so terrible.

November 2, 2012

Protections for veterans lead the way in Washington's higher education accountability push, as veterans' groups and college lobbyists, while sometimes at odds, look for common ground.

October 25, 2012

The gainful employment rule may be on hold, but there’s no reason the government can’t take advantage of the data it produces to give colleges information about their graduates’ success, writes Scott Kinney.


October 23, 2012

Stop trying to make an economic case for the liberal arts, writes Johann Neem. Their value to society and citizens is too important for that.

October 22, 2012

As policymakers clamor to hold colleges accountable, new Gates-sponsored research tries to establish fair rules for measuring institutional performance.

October 17, 2012

Study highlights wage data for new graduates of Virginia colleges, with sortable earnings numbers by major. And similar databases are on the way in other states.

October 2, 2012

Education Department leaders huddle with hotshots of higher education "disruption" and college leaders to talk about encouraging innovation.

September 20, 2012

U.S., Canada and European higher ed groups object to prospect that OECD's worldwide measure will be used to rank countries.

September 5, 2012

The credit hour wasn't supposed to measure learning, for good reason, according to a new report, which recommends how to revise or even drop the standard without leading to abuse.

August 15, 2012

Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?


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